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wedges (block)

wedges is a plural form of wedge

wedge (block)

Definition:

a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

wedges

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

sprag

Synonyms:

chock

Etymology:

Old English wecg "a wedge", from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (compare Old Norse...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of wedges...

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

chock

a block or wedge placed under a wheel, barrel, etc. to keep it from rolling or used to fill in a space | [nautical] a heavy metal fitting fixed to the ... (30 of 84 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chock

Collins Dictionary:

chock | nut [sense-specific, synonym]

a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object | [nautical] a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an ... (27 of 508 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chock

Oxford Dictionary:

chock

a wedge or block placed against a wheel or rounded object, to prevent it from moving | a support for a rounded structure, such as a cask or the hull ... (29 of 136 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chock

Random House Dictionary:

chock

a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc. | [nautical] ; any of various heavy metal ... (27 of 133 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chock

Wiktionary:

chock | chocks [plural] | chocked [past tense] | chocking [present participle] | Entirely [synonym, sense-specific] | quite [synonym, sense-specific]

Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler | [nautical] Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the... (43 of 118 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chock

American Heritage Dictionary:

chock | chocked [past tense] | chocking [present participle] | chocks [3rd-person singular present]

A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving. | [nautical] A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws ... (28 of 98 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chock

Merriam-Webster:

chock [entry 1, noun] | chockablock [adverb, chock]

a wedge or block for steadying a body (as a cask) and holding it ... | a heavy metal casting (as on the bow or stern of a ship) with two short ... (31 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chock

chock [entry 2, adverb]

as close or as completely as possible (7 of 18 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chock show=1

chock [entry 3, verb]

to stop or make fast with or as if with chocks (11 of 24 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chock show=2

Wikipedia:

Chock [disambiguation]

may refer to: Chock (surname) | Devices for preventing movement: Chock (wheel) | Chock (climbing), anchor | Chock, component of a sailing block | Choc (disambiguation) | Chok (disambiguation) | "Chocky", short story (27 of 79 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chock

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chock [countable] | chocks [plural]

a block of wood or metal that you put against a wheel to stop a vehicle from moving (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chock

Cambridge Dictionary:

chock

a block of wood that can be put under a wheel or a heavy object to prevent it from moving (20 of 25 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chock

Britannica Encyclopedia:

wedge [mechanics]

in mechanics, device that tapers to a thin edge, usually made of metal or wood, and used for splitting, lifting, or tightening, as to secure a hammer ... (27 of 93 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/638734​/wedge

Columbia Encyclopedia:

wedge

piece of wood or metal thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other; an application of the inclined plane. It's employed in separating two ... (29 of 97 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851745​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

chock | chocks [plural] | chocked [past tense] | chocking [present participle]

a block of wood or metal used to prevent a wheel from turning, an object from moving, or to support something when it's raised off the ground | a ... (28 of 139 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596931​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

wedge

Origin: Old English wecg "a wedge", from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (compare Old Norse veggr, Middle Dutch wegge, Dutch wig, ... (17 of 43 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=wedge

New World Dictionary:

wedge | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English wegge from Old English wecg, akin to German dialect weck from Indo-European *wogwhyo-, wedge, akin to ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wedge

Collins Dictionary:

wedge

Origin: Old English wecg; related to Old Saxon weggi, Old High German wecki, Old Norse veggr wall

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wedge

Wiktionary:

wedge | wedges [plural] | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English wegge ("wedge"), Old English wecg ("wedge")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wedge

American Heritage Dictionary:

wedge | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle] | wedges [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English wegge, from Old English wecg.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wedge

Merriam-Webster:

wedge [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English wegge, from Old English wecg; akin to Old High German wecki wedge, Lithuanian vagis

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wedge

Oxford Dictionary:

wedge [entry 1]

Origin: Old English wecg (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wig

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wedge

wedge [entry 2]

First use: late 17th century

Origin: unknown

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wedge--2

Encarta Dictionary:

wedge | wedges [plural] | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle]

Origin: Old English wecg from Germanic, probably from Indo-European, "plowshare, wedge"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711927​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

wedge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wedge

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wedge [countable] | wedges [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wedge

wedge [transitive, verb] | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle] | wedges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wedge 10

Macmillan American Dictionary:

wedge [countable] | wedges [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/wedge

wedge [transitive, verb] | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle] | wedges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/wedge 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

wedge [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "wedge"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "wedge"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wedge 1

the Free Dictionary:

wedge

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "wedge"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "wedge"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "wedge" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/wedge

Google Dictionary:

wedge | wedges [plural] | wedged [past tense] | wedging [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=wedge

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

wedge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wedge"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=wedge​001 word=wedge

YourDictionary Audio:

wedge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wedge" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wedge

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